Fuzhou: The Tacoma Method – Opera for Chinese Language Students
Tacoma Opera present the world premiere: Tacoma Method, The 1885 expulsion of Tacoma’s Chinese community March 31st – April 2nd – Rialto Theatre Visit tacomaopera.org for information and tickets. On November 3, 1885, a mob composed of several hundred men expelled the Chinese community of Tacoma, Washington Territory. Like other acts of anti-Chinese violence in the late nineteenth century, the expulsion was a highly-coordinated act of violence that was led by city leaders and other white residents. Writing for the Overland Monthly, George Dudley Lawson later lauded the event as the “Tacoma Method” and argued that this type of expulsion could serve as a forceful example to other cities wanting to rid their communities of Chinese inhabitants. The opera recounts the history of the expulsion. We run a special membership drive until March 30th: become a member (or renew), and go to the Opera! This is how it works: We are giving the Tacoma Method opera tickets at a reduced price for a $75 membership + $25. (tickets for the opera are $37.00+). Click here to become a member (or renew) and take advantage of this opportunity. Tickets will be available at the window for the opening day March 31.